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Read October 8 issue of the MBJ

>> RETAIL MSU in negotiations with new developer for CottonMill— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County— by Lynn Lofton >>REGIONALISM Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties plan development partnership— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Health summit a tool for small business— by Frank Brown >> ENERGY Miss. ...

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Basu: Key is ‘stimulus, stimulus, stimulus’

With 2011 less than 60 days away, Mississippi’s builders and contractors must get accustomed to a less-than-inspiring prediction for next year’s business climate: ”Less worse but certainly not terrific.” “Less worse” came as close to actual encouragement as economist Anirban Basu could get in a presentation to several hundred members of the Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors gathered at the ...

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Bobo just the right guy for construction accounting

    Though he wears a white collar to work everyday, Joel Bobo has an affinity for the construction industry and the blue-collar folks that transform raw materials into architectural splendor.   For the past 22 years, the Ridgeland CPA has plied his trade in construction accounting for Horne LLP, one of the nation’s top 50 accounting and business advisory ...

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Boyd serves as inspiration to many in business

  Clinton Boyd is your typical construction project manager. His fourth-floor downtown Jackson office is characteristic of a senior project manager’s quarters, chock-full of drawing desks, computers, blueprints, codebooks and timetables. What isn’t typical is that Boyd does his job from a wheelchair. The Florida native is paralyzed from the chest down, the result of a biking accident he suffered ...

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Bailes takes, succeeds with challenge of Guier

  Two years ago, owning a fence company was the last thing on Lea Bailes’ mind. Bailes, a 29-year-old Texan who has degrees in law and accounting from Baylor University, was enjoying his law practice. However, when father-in-law Kelly Guier decided it was time to retire, Bailes adjusted his career goals and assumed leadership of Guier Fence Company. Not because ...

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New market strategies in a down economy

With the downturn in the economy, construction company owners and independent contractors are scrambling to find ways to develop better marketing strategies to attract new business. After all, construction spending tumbled in February by $11.6 billion, or 1.3 percent, to $846 billion, a low last recorded in 2002, according to an analysis of the latest government figures. The days of ...

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Anderson completes deal with Brice Building

  The Anderson Companies have acquired Birmingham, Ala.,-based construction company Brice Building, one of that city’s largest and oldest contractors. Headquartered in Gulfport, Anderson Companies is the holding company of Roy Anderson Corp. and Harrell Contracting Group of Ridgeland, and is ranked by Engineering News Record in the top tier of general contractors by total revenues in the U.S.  The ...

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MCDP helped Logan launch Meridian company

Before he entered the construction industry 12 years ago, Earl Logan owned several video stores in the Meridian area. However, thanks to the Model Contractor Development Program (MCDP), Logan sold his interest in the stores and launched his own construction company in Meridian, Construction Plus.  Back in 2007, Logan became a member of the program’s pilot class after dabbling in ...

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A formidable duo

H.T., Billy Ware make up the only father and son to be honored by AGC   If it weren’t for his father, Billy Ware might be pleading cases before a judge instead of leading one of Mississippi’s most successful construction companies. His father, H.T. Ware, co-founded Mid-State Construction in 1958 and served as president of the company until his retirement ...

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What have we gotten for our stimulus dollars?

It has been over a year since the debut of the Obama administration’s $787-billion stimulus program. More than $36 billion in stimulus money has been spent so far on highways, bridges and transit systems. So what have Americans gotten for their money? Not enough, according to contractors and representatives in the construction industry.  Though the money has kept projects going ...

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